Candace Spencer

Executive Affairs Manager

Candace brings over a decade of exemplary experience in Business Management and Administration to her position at Airlink as Executive Affairs Manager. Her role includes closely supporting the CEO with communication, scheduling, and travel coordination, ensuring efficient internal communication and prioritization. She also manages Board of Trustees records and meetings and assists the VP of Finance and Operations with IT-related tasks, enhancing internal systems and processes.

Born and raised in Washington D.C., Candace’s journey into the world of business began with a strong educational foundation at Virginia State University. She has navigated through diverse industries, including nonprofit organizations, hospitality, and finance. Her adaptability and determination have been constants as she transitioned from her early days in nonprofit work to the fast-paced environment of the hospitality sector, and later into the intricate workings of the financial industry. 

However, it was in her role as Chief of Staff and Project Manager that Candace truly shone. Working closely with C-level executives and Organization Directors, she became known for her exceptional ability to manage relationships at all levels. Whether fostering strong staff dynamics, nurturing board connections, or ensuring unparalleled client and member support, Candace’s dedication and attention to detail set her apart. Her leadership and organizational prowess have been instrumental in driving forward numerous projects and initiatives.

As a first-generation American with Caribbean and South American heritage, she draws strength from her multicultural background. Her upbringing instilled a deep appreciation for diversity and a global perspective, enabling her to connect with individuals from all walks of life and navigate complex interpersonal dynamics with grace and understanding. Whether forging partnerships across borders or bridging cultural divides within teams, Candace’s ability to embrace diversity has been a cornerstone of her success, and she remains deeply rooted in her cultural heritage.

Candace stands as a shining example of the power of diversity, inclusion, and the boundless potential of the human spirit. Her journey is a testament to the enduring legacy of immigrants and the invaluable contributions they make to the fabric of society. 

A devoted family woman and a proud dog mom to Lexi, in her downtime, she indulges her passion for interior design, finding solace and inspiration in creating beautiful spaces. Despite her demanding professional schedule, Candace always makes time for what matters most – her loved ones and her personal pursuits.

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